Praise from the other side
Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson:
KB has gone a step beyond football in terms of how international people [in his job] are doing as far as fitness is concerned.
That he is African is a plus for South African players because he understands their mental and physical structure.
He is an exceptional person to work with. Common injuries such as groin and muscle injuries are almost nonexistent when you have KB taking charge of your team. We were never troubled by these things because we always had a consistent team selection due to the high fitness levels of the team. last year and is due to tour the Netherlands later this year.
“For me it’s more the knowledge of the game than sports science that makes it easier to deliver on my duties,” said KB, who holds a third-dan black belt in karate.
He is blessed with the phenomenal gift of understanding the limits of each player while keeping them in perfect shape.
“My job is sort of an art – I prepare the team in preseason and make sure they last throughout the season.”
This may help to explain why